25/02/2021: “So You Want To Be A Gangster” by Too Short

This is probably one of Too $hort’s least misogynistic songs. It’s not even that violent too!

Instead, it’s about warning people that are drifting into the gangster life that it’s all or nothing – and that they’ll likely end up dead.

The beat is a solid early 90s hitter, with a big, weighty bass drum and bags of attitude. The melodic hook is sampled from 1975’s “Black Frost” by Grover Washington Jr.

The album, Shorty The Pimp, was released in 1992 Рnamed after a 1973 film.